Daniels signs with Lions

Pack adds former Badgers DL

July 26, 2019 - 6:56 pm

Mike Daniels' stint on the NFL's free agent market was short. Cut by the Packers on Wednesday, he found a new home by Friday -- signing with the Detroit Lions.

A one-year, $9.1 million deal, the move keeps Daniels in the NFC North where he'll get a chance to face the Packers twice.

It's unfortunate news for Aaron Rodgers, one of the NFL's most sackable quarterbacks.

"Mike will definitely be missed," Rodgers said after Daniels' release. "Wish him well, and hope we don't have to play against him."


At age 30, the Lions...and Daniels...will see if the defensive lineman has another Pro Bowl season(s) left in the tank.

In the motor city, he'll join a defensive front that includes some highly productive players. Damon "Snacks" Harrison and A'Shawn Robinson are expected to be the Lions' starting defensive tackles; Daniels will likely compete with the tandem for snaps -- either as a starter or in rotation off the bench.


With Daniels out, the Packers made some adjustments to their training camp roster.

Sagapolu had his senior season with the Wisconsin Badgers, this past fall, cut short by injury. The addition of the 340-pounder adds depth the defensive line with Daniels out. The team cut defensive lineman Eric Cotton, too. Sagapolu, though, noted for a truly rare combination of size and athleticism.

Running back Corey Grant comes over from the Jaguars, reuiniting him with offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett.